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How to customize Status Bar and Navigation Bar on Galaxy S8

Samsung’s native TouchWiz OS has brought a little more customization options on the Galaxy S8, thanks to the on-screen navigation bar. The Galaxy S8 with the bezel-less infinity display as they call it is attracting many of the people that even the users of iOS are considering to shift to the S8 or the S8 Plus. This time, the TouchWiz had to be tweaked in such a way so that it swings in completely with the Galaxy S8 capabilities. Although there is not much we can do with the status bar on this one, the navigation bar can be customized in several ways. Here, you’ll be guided through the customization of them.

The below-listed features will also work the same on the Galaxy S8 Plus too.

Status Bar

Samsung Galaxy S8 Status Bar

The only customization you can do in the status bar is to turn on the battery percentage and to show the app icons of the recent notifications. It can be limited to three apps to show the app icon or if turned off, it’ll be showing all the app icons of their notifications. To turn these on or off, go to Settings> Display and you’ll find “Status Bar” in which you can turn these on or off.

Even the navigation bar settings can be found in the same location in display settings. In the navigation bar, you can change the background color of the navigation bar with a few colors listed or you can select your own color in the color tray.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Navigation Bar

The buttons layout in the navigation screen can also be changed, you can swap the recent button with the back button. The home button stays in the center.

The other feature is that when the screen is off, you can hard press in the place of the home button and you can skip directly to the home screen. Turn on the Unlock with Home button to turn this on in the navigation bar settings. Believe me, when hard pressed on the home button, it really feels like a physical button with the feedback that it gives. You can also change the sensitivity when pressed on the home button by sliding on the slider of Home button sensitivity setting.

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